Local alliance set to strengthen community ties

picture of Hunters Hill Congregational Church

Hunters Hill Church

In a move that proves community is alive and well in the area, the local Hunters Hill Congregational Church (HHCC) has forged an alliance with local aged care provider, Twilight Aged Care (TAC), in a partnership which will enable both groups to enlarge their capacity to care for the local community.

The two organis
ations share similar missions to provide quality services and amenities to the communities they serve, this includes supporting the disadvantaged, frail and aged. It is this commitment and synergy that led to a formal agreement that has just been reached between the two.

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Hunters Hill Village Resident Gives Much Loved Musical the Thumbs Up

Residents from Hunters Hill Village were lucky enough to have recently been invited to a Riverside Girls High School musical performance of the classic, Mary Poppins. One of Twilight’s more colourful residents, Father Kevin Kerley, gave us his review (David Stratton style) of the local school’s production:

“We were very excited to have been invited by Riverside Girls High School to their Mary Poppins production and the school was so helpful with ushering us into the school hall and making us feel comfortable. It was impressive that the girls had also invited students with disabilities from other schools to attend. Read More

Anna Maria’s Adventures Abroad

Discover a new skill. Taste a new flavour. Laugh till it hurts. Or just relax and refresh. However you choose…find a new you today. This was our mantra for the 84-day cruise around South America that started 11 January 2017.  We visited around 14 countries, explored 28 cities and went on a 4-day excursion and land tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I now have certificates for the “Crossing the Dateline” (twice); “Crossing the Equator”; “Rounding Cape Horn” (twice, the temperature was minus 10 degrees) and one for transiting the Panama Canal. We celebrated crossing the Equator, Australia Day, St Patrick’s Day, Carnival and Chinese New Year.  I took close to 10,000 photos on my iPhone, which I am sure I’ll bore you with when I next visit your facility!

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Activity and Lifestyle Program Moves Forward

Report from Ben Chard, RAO Coordinator at Glengarry

It has been a busy beginning of the year for Glengarry. I’m pleased to report that our Food Lovers program has had great success with a high participation and engagement level as well as positive feedback with residents saying they are looking forward to the next session.

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Focus on Falls Prevention & New Pharmacy Partners

Falls are a major cause of harm and injury to older people and can lead to significant cost and loss of independence. The good news is that falls are not an inevitable part of getting older.
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Staff Learning and Education Progresses

Twilight has some wonderful learning and education programs in the pipeline. The ‘WE ARE TWILIGHT’ series of workshops have been developed and will roll out from the week beginning 24 April 2017. The purpose of the workshops is for all ‘Twilights’ to be working towards a common goal – our vision to be the preferred aged care provider in the community – and for everyone to be clear about the vision and how their contribution supports it.
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HR News: New Improved EBA Brings Benefits

We are pleased to advise that the proposed Twilight Aged Care Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 has recently been approved by the Fair Work Commission.  The changes mean Twilight is now able to provide its employees with an Enterprise Agreement that is contemporary, reflects current legislation, and is flexible and supportive of staff.
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John Laurie Appointed Patron

If you haven’t already heard, we are delighted to officially announce that the Board has appointed Mr John Laurie as Twilight’s inaugural Patron.

John’s connection to Twilight Aged Care goes beyond his 14-year leadership contribution as Chairman and Director; the Laurie family has been a supporter of the organisation from its very beginnings when John’s mother, Kathleen Laurie was a committed volunteer.
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